Miami, Fl – According to the Denver Channel, a Colorado native is one of about 150 people who are unaccounted for in the Surfside Collapse. On June 24, 2021, at 1:30 am, a condominium in Surfside, Fl randomly collapsed to the ground. First Responders have been performing a search and seizure for a week. On July 3, 2021, four more victims were found in the debris, totaling the death toll of 22 and 126 missing.
The Colorado woman’s husband has arrived in Florida hoping for good news. Rescue teams are working 12-hour shifts to find any survivors that may remain in the rubble. On July 3, 2021, government officials decided to demolish the remains of the collapsed building in fear of Hurricane Elsa’s arrival.
The cause of the collapse remains unknown by engineers or structural experts. On July 4, 2021, the state has demolished the remaining structure of Chaplain Towers. First responders have continued the search and rescue mission.
What could have caused this?
According to the New York Times, an engineer warned the condominium association back in 2018 about cracked columns and crumbling concrete. The engineer advised of poor waterproofing at the base of the building. The columns under the parking garage suffered major cracking and the rebar of the building. The scheduled repairs were underway and scheduled to begin before the building collapsed.
Corrosion due to water leaks and salt also played a factor, causing paranoia to other coastline buildings in the area. The known cause of the collapse remains unknown. Despite these factors, the actual cause of the collapse remains unknown.
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